Attributes of people who consider themselves to be highly proficient at managing their own personal information , both at work and at home.
1> They avoided gadgets.
Most find a few key tools and stuck to them. Most are universally conservative in adopting new tools.
2> They limited the no. of separate devices.
Most used just one or two devices.Usually a laptop and a smart phone to manage their information.
3> They invested effort in organizing information.
This could be as simple as lists, files and folders.
4> They weren’t missionaries.
Very few proselytized their information savvy skills.
5> They got help.
Very few purported to be experts at using and organizing their information and devices. They learnt.
6> They used assistants – to some degree.
Some degree of administrative support is needed.
7> They weren’t doctrinaire about paper versus electronic approaches.
Most used a mix of both – digital and paper mediums. What works best for you is what’s good for you.
8> They decided what information was most important to them and organized it particularly well.
9> They use lists.
10> They adapt the use of tools and approaches to the work situation at a given time.
Context and environment are equally important.
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